Whatever the Proteas would have done against Australia yesterday does not matter given they have long exited the ICC World Cup and so it would have been to Bafana the country would have looked to late last night for national pride.
Unrealistic as it might have been to expect Stuart Baxter’s team to beat Afcon hosts Egypt, such is the nature of sport that a miracle could not have been ruled out.
There is a South African sport team though that can be banked upon to fly the country’s flag high come September 1 - Athletic SA’s (ASA) 50km World Championship Team. To be led by Nick Bester and Xolani Mabhida, the 12-member (six men and six women) squad will participate at the global event in Romania as among the favourites for the title.
And rightly so given the strength of both teams. Bester and Mabhida must be gleefully rubbing their hands in anticipation of going into camp with the crème de la crème of local ultra road runners.